At Kitsbow, our aspirations are nothing short of perfection. For this most crucial piece of kit, we made no compromises. We used high-performance fabrics, a top of the line multi-density chamois made in Italy, and meticulous construction to create a premium short, optimized to enjoy long days in the saddle with the benefits of New Zealand Merino.
We know many women who use this as their sole short for all types of riding, whether layering in the cold or on its own in the heat.
I use this short as my chamois liner and it is the most comfortable hands down. I think its worth the price for a happy bottom every ride.
I ordered the Tsali AND the Tsali merino and they are both excellent performers. The fit is spot-on and the chamois substantial enough to protect yet not overly padded.
I typically am not a huge fan of spandex on the Tahoe trails, but am a huge fan of these shorts. Super comfortable all day long and great quality.
I've used these shorts a handful of times for racing, training rides, and bikepacking. These are my first non-bib go-to shorts. But for downhill/enduro and bike packing the ease of non-bib shorts is more convenient. These are the first shorts I've owned that perform / feel like bibs. No movement/sliding down or rubbing against jersey zippers. The come up a high on the waist, just like bibs and don't fall over the course of the ride. Also a nice touch is the silicon gripper on the outside to keep your jersey or baggies from hitching up when you're getting rad. I wear a small in most bike brands bottoms and my sizing was the same for these. Fit wise, they're perfect for me. I'm 5'2" 125lbs and the S works great.